Become An Engineer for the Week!

We give teens the tools, resources and connections to jump into building their own tech products. Inspired by the approaches that real engineers undertake in their day-to-day work, our week-long project “sprints” let teens work in small groups to engineer it together.

Mission

EFTW aims to open up the world of tech by introducing teens to the same engineering techniques employed by Facebook engineers.

Get Ready to Sprint

Watch our promo video and meet the faces behind the products you use everyday on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

Program Process

Our engineering-style approach walks teens through the process of building tools at a tech company, from design through the iteration of a final product. Each project "sprint" is driven by methodologies that drive our culture at Facebook, including an agile development framework called "Scrum."

Achievement Unlocked

For the first time, teens will get to experience what it's actually like to build products as a Facebook engineer. By collaborating on and building social impact projects, participants will form a learning foundation that they can carry forward in their education.

Our Audience

EFTW strives to educate and inspire teens of all backgrounds on the real-world uses of computer science skills. We aim to empower the next generation of engineering minds by working with facilitators in after-school programs, clubs and other informal learning spaces.

Our Learning Foundation

EFTW's projects simulate how engineers work. Our sprints are meant to serve as an approachable gateway to developing CS skills through short, high-impact projects that students can design and build themselves.

Engineering Experience

Sprint Foundation

Engineer Connections

Projects with Purpose

Our Initiatives

EFTW draws from the success of Facebook’s other educational technology programs — including TechStart, TechSummer. Virtual Reality Camp, and the EdMod Advisory Board.

TechStart

TechStart offers high schools cutting-edge technology and expertise from Facebook to inspire and support the next generation of tech leaders.
 At TechStart, it all starts with you!

Virtual Reality Camp

Our 2016 Virtual Reality Camp brought 10 San Francisco area schools together for a seven-week coding, computer graphics and video editing conference at Facebook HQ.

TechSummer

TechSummer is Facebook’s storytelling bootcamp, which helps students tell their own stories using web VR, 360 video and professional storytelling techniques.

Education Modernization Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board brings together educators, parents and students towards the aim of improving access to computer science education in high school classrooms.

Our Partners

The Education Modernization (EdMod) Advisory Board and EFTW partners add expertise to program development and technology training.

EFTW wants to partner with organizations and after-school programs who similarly strive to close the gap in technology for those traditionally underrepresented in computer science. If you are interested in bringing EFTW to teens in your community, please read the details below to learn about participation requirements.

Program Documents

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Participation
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Official
Rules

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Sign Up

If you're interested in bringing Engineer for the Week to your organization or after-school program, please fill out our sign up form! We'd love to consider your application.

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to reach out to our Engineer for the Week team and we will help you as quick as we can!